On the Fifth Night is the extraordinary story of a man named Mark Hanson who loses his first wife to Huntington’s Disease … and then, on a fateful day, many years later, punches his second wife in the face in a moment of madness. That moment of madness is the start of Mark’s transformative journey along a path of mystical presences, unhinged reflections and surreal travels through space and time. Mark’s story blurs the lines between sanity and insanity, and between life and death. It stands as an eternal testament to the glorious mystery and uncharted depths of human consciousness.
I devoured this book. I started it approximately 3 hours ago (from time of writing this review) and have just licked the last words off of my lips. The book had me so mesmerized that I knew; subconsciously; as I read; my lips were silently forming the words that they would forever be imprinted onto my soul. This book. This amazingly; too short but powerful book. Michael brings to us the story of Mark Hanson whose experience through life does not lead to some superficial material happy ending but a deeper more resounding peace that my soul now cries for. The story, so beautifully written, flowed like the gentlest stream. Every word on every page seemed so carefully chosen to enhance my experience of this book. Michael has given more than just a great story or a good lesson to be heeded; he has given me a piece of love that I will forever treasure.
There was not a single part of this book that I did not enjoy and I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Michael is a gifted writer who does not need to make use of typical writing techniques; plot devices or other such strategies to keep the reader hooked. If he does; it is untraceable on the pages of this beautiful tale. The Fifth night is complete - there is not a thing I would change or add or take away. I had a feeling when I first read the synopsis that this is a book I would enjoy - I did more than that.
Review Rating: 5/5
Published By: Mindmark
Published Date: 2016
Genre: Fiction / Mystic / Spiritual